Garlicky beef & pasta

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Uncooked rotoni pasta (Spirals)
1 pounds Beef round tip steak, cut 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
Vegetable cooking spray
2 Cloves garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Pepper (or 1/4 ts)
1 tablespoon Water
2 cups Frozen cut green beans about 8 ounces
½ cup Jarred brown beef gravy

Cook pasta according to package directions; keep warm. Meanwhile stack beef steaks; cut lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1-inch-wide strips.

Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; place skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and garlic, half at a time, and stir-fry 1 minute or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink.

Don't overcook. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet; keep warm. In same skillet, heat water until hot. Add green beans; cook 4 or 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in gravy and pasta; heat through. Return beef to skillet; toss to combine.

Approximate values per serving: 296 calories, 7 g fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 488 mg sodium, 21 percent calories from fat.

Bonus recipes from N.Y. Times News Service and typed from The Arizona Republic by Joyce Kohl, THE IMPROV BBS

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